09th July, 2019
It was great to grade The Cure in 4k, HDR and for cinematic release at OnSight. Jeff and Callina who scheduled for us were great, as was Andy and Max who graded and I felt that the whole vibe at OnSight was a positive one. - Tim Pope, Director
Marking their first appearance on the Big Screen since In Orange, The Cure, recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who played Glastonbury to five star reviews, have a new film directed by long-time collaborator Tim Pope, titled The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London. The concert, shot in 4K and graded here in 4K at Onsight, has worldwide release on July 11 in nearly 1, 500 screens in 50 countries from Hawaii to Tasmania. The US alone has 375 screens and with the UK at 175.
The film was produced by Jules Fennell and edited by Mark “Reg” Wrench, with facilities again provided by Onsight. The music was mixed in 5:1 by singer Robert Smith and Paul Corkett at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, with the intention of giving the audience a fully immersive experience. Songs from the band’s 40-year career include many favourites like A Forest, Pictures of You, Friday I’m In Love and Why Can’t I Be You. Delivered to production manager Rosie Holley at Eagle Rock Entertainment, the film will be distributed theatrically in the UK by Trafalgar Releasing.
Tim Pope has directed a wide range of feature films, documentaries, commercials and iconic music videos, including The Cure’s The Lovecats, Inbetween Days and Close To Me. Tim has also worked with artists such as David Bowie, Fatboy Slim, Queen, Iggy Pop, Neil Young, The The, Talk Talk and Wham!
‘Cool Daddio - The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore’ will receive its world premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest.
10th May, 2019
Spring Films and Fremantle with support from Lush are set to release a unique documentary like no other, ‘Cool Daddio - The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore’ will receive its world premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest.
Produced in association with OnSight, the film explores the life of reclusive cult musician and entertainer, R. Stevie Moore. Receiving critical praise from the likes of the Rolling Stone Magazine and having been an influencer to some of the biggest names in music such as Albert Hammond Jr and Mac DeMarco, this legend has yet to get the recognition he deserves. With a career spanning over 40 years, Moore has recorded more than 400 Albums from the comfort of his bedroom.
OnSight provided full post production on this epic theatrical documentary working alongside Imogen Putler and Monika Baran who were writers, directors and producers and the Spring Films team including Figs Jackman as the Exec producer
We are looking forward to seeing the world premier at Sheffield Doc Festival this June.
Please see below the details for the Cool Daddio screening at Sheffield and Q+A with the Directors.
Screening details: Sheffield Doc Fest - World Premiere
The Light Cinema 8 - Saturday 08 June 2019 - 9:45:00 PM - Plus Q&A with the directors
The Light Cinema 3 - Monday 10 June 2019 - 11:40:00 AM Plus Q&A with the directors
16th April, 2019
Summertime, 1994, in a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggles to bear, share a moment of harm.
Pond Life is the first feature of acclaimed theatre director Bill Buckhurst with a screenplay by Richard Cameron, sitting in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities. Buckhurst tells the story of ‘a disparate group of young people as they try to find their way in a complicated world despite all the pain, both personal and communal, that envelops them’.
OnSight had the honour of seeing pondlife through the whole post-production process, working with the Open Palm producers, Alexandra Breede, Rienkje Attoh and Dominic Dromgoole. Edited by Christopher Watson and with a fantastic original score by Richard Hawley, we hope that Pond Life which is out in cinemas now will receive the praise it deserves.
11th March, 2019
Tandem Stills + Motion and Giant Screen Films, giant screen film Hidden Pacific launched globally in museums, zoos, aquariums, giant screens, and IMAX® cinemas in April 2019, which coincided with Earth Day weekend.
Hidden Pacific takes audiences to the faraway tropical marine national monument atolls of the Pacific, remote islands where monster crabs prowl emerald jungles, radiant reefs swarm with sharks, and jewelbox jungles hide secret turquoise lagoons, reclaimed by nature. This timely and inspirational film captures the beauty of the ocean and these protected islets, the conservation efforts to restore their ecosystems, and the diversity of life on both land and reef.
OnSight’s creative team worked alongside director Ian Shive to provide full post for this visually stunning feature using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture Remastering) service. Covering full 4K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection.
Hidden Pacific is produced in association with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and affiliated partners, which provided the filmmakers with unprecedented access to the bio-secure islands and marine national monuments. The result is a breathtaking first look at the natural beauty of these remote locations and a touching profile of the intrepid conservationists whose commitment to protecting these rare ecosystems will leave audiences with a deep-felt, uplifting call to action.
“Our market tests confirm the audience enthusiasm for this topic and the timeliness of the messaging. Among general public audiences, the film scored in the top three out of hundreds of projects our company has surveyed over the years,” said Don Kempf, president of Giant Screen Films. “Hidden Pacific merges nearly every quintessential giant screen ingredient – captivating human, science, and environmental stories, vibrant coral reefs teeming with sharks, military history, sweeping aerials, rare animals, and postcard visuals of a remote tropical paradise.”
Hidden Pacific will be available in all formats: 2D & 3D, DCI-compliant Digital, Laser CineDome, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, IMAX Dome, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome Digital.
Working with Onsight for the final step of our filmmaking process amplified the beauty and magic of Hidden Pacific. Their talented team of colorists, online editors and visual effects artists made the process enjoyable and creatively stimulating.
Ian Shive (Director - Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc.)
27th February, 2019
Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck is set to hit the big screen with his directorial debut ‘The Man in the Hat’. Starring Ciaran Hinds, Stephen Dillane and Maïwenn.
An astonishing feat of contemporary film-making, The Man in the Hat is a beautifully fashioned odyssey of music, story-telling and silent comedy traversing the breath-taking landscapes of France.
Pursued by five angry men, a man in a hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. Who is he? Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?
Travelling North on his escape across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, he comes face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent, whilst trying to evade the pursuers who are always, relentlessly, on his tail.
OnSight provided full post production for this feature and enjoyed working alongside the Producer Daniel-Konrad Cooper whose recent credits include Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk,’ alongside theatre-turned-film producer Dominic Dromgoole of Open Palm Films and with Peter Boyle as the offline editor.
Known for his stunning work in Billy Elliot, Quills and of course taking home the 1999 Oscar for his score for Shakespeare in Love, Warbeck is finally taking the leap into directing. Joining him on this UK-France project is co-director John Paul Davidson, who also wrote the script with Warbeck.
Premiere: Screening in London, Kensington at Ciné Lumière from September 18th 2020